Showing posts with label ROLI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ROLI. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Floor-shaking future bass with OBLVYN and the all-black Seaboard RISE 2

video upload by ROLI

"Since debuting on the legendary EDM label Monstercat in 2021, OBLVYN has become known for her unique take on the future bass genre and virtuosic keyboard performances. We were keen to see what she could create with our newly blacked-out Seaboard RISE 2 — and she didn’t disappoint! Watch the video to see what RISE 2 can do in the hands of a bass-music maestro."

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Watch the new all-black Seaboard RISE 2 in action

video upload by ROLI

"Seaboard has always been known for helping musicians to bridge the gap between keyboard techniques and those of more traditionally expressive instruments like strings, horns, and woodwinds. And the RISE 2, now available in a monolithic, all-black finish, is no exception.

In this video, ROLI’s Head of Film and Music Production, Heen, shows us how he uses Seaboard’s five dimensions of touch to mimic the techniques that make a varied range of traditional instruments so expressive.

Discover Seaboard RISE 2:

▬▬ Featured ▬▬
0:00 — Intro
0:05 — Upright Bass
0:42 — Jazz Guitar
1:19 — Cello
2:08 — Trombone
2:32 — Alto Sax
3:02 — Viola
4:12 — Accordion
4:39 — Alicia Keys
1:19 — Cello
2:08 — Trombone
2:32 — Alto Sax

Upright Bass (Kontakt)
Jazz Guitar (Kontakt)
Cello (SWAM)
Trombone (SWAM)
Alto Sax (SWAM)
Viola (SWAM)
Accordion (SWAM)
Alicia Keys (Kontakt)
Cello (SWAM)
Trombone (SWAM)
Alto Sax (SWAM)"

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

ROLI Seaboard RISE 25 with Custom-Made Wood Strap-On Keytar Case

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via this listing

"Extremely beautiful custom-made solid wood case. The case was designed by me and custom-made using CNC for the Roli Seaboard 25 controller. It perfectly fits the Roli Seaboard 25 and is well-finished with no scratches or dents. You can strap it onto a board to perform live. The Roli Seaboard is in MINT condition with no sticky keys and is 100% functional. It comes with the original box."

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Experience the stellar music of Star Wars performed on Seaboard RISE 2 and LUMI Keys

video upload by ROLI

"Prepare to be transported to a galaxy far, far away as you embark on an immersive musical journey!

Experience the mesmerizing world of Star Wars like never before as the legendary compositions of John Williams come to life in a thrilling performance with Seaboard RISE 2 and LUMI Keys Studio Edition. The fusion of timeless orchestral magic and cutting-edge technology creates an epic and expressive performance, unleashing the full force of MPE technology.

Channeling the spirit of John Williams, a true master of film scores, Gerald Peter's performance brings the innovative grand compositions and unforgettable melodies together with just a Seaboard RISE 2 and LUMI Keys at hand. As MPE technology continues to pushes the boundaries of sonic exploration, you're sure to experience a sonic adventure unlike any other.

Check out Gerald Peter:
Youtube: @GeraldPeterMusic
Instagram: @geraldp001"

Friday, March 01, 2024

LUMI Keys Studio Edition: Tips and tricks for expressive music-making

video upload by ROLI

"Dive deep into the world of music production with our latest video, where ROLI's expert Joe Hauke reveals essential tips and tricks to maximize your use of the LUMI Keys Studio Edition. Discover the innovative MPE technology and multi-dimensional touch capabilities that can add incredible depth and nuance to your music.

0:00 Intro
0:23 How to use Lift
1:19 How to use per-key Pitch Bend
3:06 Using ROLI Studio's Smart Chords with Arpeggiator
4:09 How to use LUMI Keys with Kontakt
5:48 Using Modes to store different settings
8:02 How to use Scale Mode
9:22 Connecting 4 LUMI Keys
10:47 Outro"

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Still - Ambient Jam

video upload by Analog Monoxide

"Relaxing with the mini-skiff, OP1+Microcosm and Seaboard and playing a little tune.
Good speakers or headphones capable of delivering bass recommended."

Friday, February 09, 2024

Customizing your signature Seaboard sound with Celia

video upload by ROLI

"Join pianist and multi-instrumentalist Celia as she shows you how Seaboard RISE 2 can paint an eclectic sonic picture that speaks to your unique musical style.

Learn how to move through melodies and blend notes with pitch bends.

Discover your signature sound and enjoy the fun of making music through experimentation.

Follow Celia on Insta & TikTok: @celia_2e

0:00 Intro
0:20 What I'm looking to achieve
1:02 Getting started and choosing a sound
2:40 Equator2 overview
2:56 Breaking down the sound
4:44 Routing filters
5:20 Applying effects
6:38 Oscillators
8:35 Performance
9:21 Final thoughts and outro"

Thursday, January 18, 2024

JAMUARY 2024: Syntakt + Roli Lightpad Block

video upload by Perplex On

"Combining unusual suspects today, the #syntakt and the #lightpadblock loaded with the lovely #pentagome script. With the help of a little midi app called #polythemus running on a nearby iPad, i‘m distributing all incoming notes from the lightpadblock over the first 8 channels of the Syntakt in a round robin fashion. Also added an additional #mozaicscript for all passing notes adding random velocity and mapped a few parameters on the Syntakt to be velocity dependent."

Monday, December 18, 2023

3rd Wave // MPE with the ROLI Seaboard Rise2

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The 3rd Wave from Groove Synthesis has had an MPE upgrade so here I give it a workout with the ROLI Seaboard Rise 2. It's super easy to set up and adds a whole new dimension (or 5) to the 3rd Wave. I NEED to do more of this!

The ROLI software gives you fine control over the calibration settings of each dimension, plus the keyboard itself has the sensitivity sliders plus CC control, so loads to discover."

Friday, December 15, 2023

Discover Expressive Virtuoso with Marco Parisi and Seaboard RISE 2

video upload by ROLI

"Unleash your inner maestro with Expressive Virtuoso – ROLI’s extraordinary new feature soundpack, tailor-made for highly nuanced interaction with Seaboard RISE 2.

This exclusive 40-preset soundpack is a perfect blend of resonant acoustics and eclectic electronic sounds for dynamic, hybrid expression. A feast for the ears and wellspring of inspiration, Expressive Virtuoso is a musical playground with an incredible scope for infinite creative possibilities.

Watch as Marco Parisi – one half of the revered electronic music duo PARISI – takes us through his favorite sounds and lets intuitive creativity and playful curiosity shine through as he plays.

Discover Expressive Virtuoso:"

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Controlling Hardware with the ROLI Seaboard Rise 2

video upload by Starsky Carr

"I've seen a lot of demos of the ROLI Seaboard Rise 2 but most are using it with its own software (which is excellent btw I demo it in here). I've been keen to get one to play with, particularly as I've got a fair few synths that are MPE compatible, and haven't spent enough time exploring this side of them.

In this I take a look at using it with the Synclavier Regen, Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave and the Sequential OB6.

It's super easy to set up and adds sooooo much more potential for expression. I now understand why people want MPE keyboards on everything!... get one of these and you have :)"

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Best House music presets in ROLI'S Equator2 synthesizer

video upload by ROLI

"Elevate your House music productions with Equator2's hybrid synthesizer.

We've picked out five of the best presets for House music available in Equator2's expansive library, giving you endless possibilities for you to carve out your own sound. Experiment with unique sounds and explore MPE technology to create an authentic and distinctive sonic identity.

Read more on the ROLI blog:"

Monday, December 04, 2023

Controlling the the whole studio with a vintage Roland arranger

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"I LOVE ARRANGERS ⚡️⚡️ Maybe they are a little cheesy but I've got the classic 1993 Roland RA-95 connected to the whole studio through the Squarp Instruments Hapax sequencer & I am just having a blast controlling it all with the ROLI Lumi Keys 🙏

Just listen to that bass!

Prophet-6 ➡️ bass
OB-6 ➡️ back up chords
Juno-106 ➡️ more chords
System-8 ➡️ the lead
Jupiter-80 ➡️ drums"

Thursday, November 23, 2023


video upload by ROLI

"Join us in exploring the limitless possibilities of sound and musical creativity with Marcus Levy-Chance from ROLI's Sound Team (@SyntheticEpiphany), as he masterfully utilizes Seaboard BLOCK M’s new MIDI out functionality.

Experience how this game-changing tool elevates music production by controlling a diverse array of synthesizers, including the Moog DFAM and ASM Hydrasynth. Marcus demonstrates the unique 5D Touch technology to enhance his creative workflow and bring a new dimension of expression to his sound. Whether it's manipulating sound parameters or integrating multiple synths, Seaboard BLOCK M stands out as a versatile and intuitive instrument for modern music creators."

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Seaboard BLOCK M: What's new?

video upload by ROLI

"Dive into the heart of music innovation with ROLI’s Seaboard BLOCK M! Join Joe Hauke, ROLI's own Creator Support Technical Lead, alongside the dynamic London-based producer Noxz in Noatune Studios, for an up-close experience with the latest musical game-changer.

Watch Noxz craft a beat with sounds from ROLI Studio while Joe adds melodic layers using Seaboard BLOCK M’s 5 Dimensions of Touch. This isn’t just a demonstration; it’s inspiration in action.

▬▬ Contents ▬▬

0:00 Intro
0:29 What's new with Seaboard BLOCK M
1:05 What's Included
2:39 MIDI Out
4:11 Changing Modes
4:37 Changing Expression Curves in Dashboard
5:20 Keywave updates
5:46 Changing Presets on device
6:14 Making beats with Noxz
6:26 Adding 5D magic to your drums
8:29 Adding expressive layers to your tracks
13:19 Noxz on Seaboard BLOCK M"

Sunday, November 05, 2023

CORAL MPE - Tutorial and sound Demos

video upload by OXI Instruments

"Coral has been upgraded with MPE support, turning it into a full polyphonic 8-voice MPE synthesizer!

You can harness the expressiveness of any MPE controller, and combine it with CV modulation!

MPE allows you to control pitch bend, poly aftertouch and slide on a per-note basis.

We have mapped aftertouch/pressure to modulate the filter cutoff and volume for immediate playability."

00:00 Intro
01:07 Setup
01:26 Configuration
01:38 Sound Examples
03:58 CV Modulation

Seaboard BLOCK M: Any instrument is possible. Anywhere.

video upload by ROLI

"From the rich tremors of a cello to the ethereal breaths of a flute, with Seaboard Block M, every note is yours to command. Tap into the essence of any instrument and let your creativity soar, no matter where inspiration strikes.

Seaboard BLOCK M is available now in limited pre-order batches.

▬▬ Contents ▬▬
0:00 — KONTAKT Upright Bass
0:26 — KONTAKT Jazz Guitar
1:03 — SWAM Viola
1:19 — EQUATOR2 Mellow Duduk
1:54 — SWAM Tenor Sax
2:14 — SWAM Trumpet
2:50 — SWAM Cello
3:19 — Outro"

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Introducing Seaboard BLOCK M: Infinite Expression. Anywhere.

video upload by ROLI

"Experience ultimate musical freedom with Seaboard BLOCK M. Compact and powerful, play any sound imaginable and express yourself effortlessly — wherever creativity finds you — on this evolution of the multi-award-winning original.

Seaboard BLOCK M is available now in limited pre-order batches. Order today to avoid disappointment.

Find out more about Seaboard BLOCK M:

What’s new with Seaboard BLOCK M:
— Put Seaboard BLOCK M at the heart of your setup with a new MIDI out that enables direct control of other hardware instruments.
— Advanced customization of keywave response through a firmware upgrade, offering more nuanced MPE control.
— A more natural, intuitive playing experience with an improved velocity response curve.
— Durable design that has been refined to withstand the rigors of touring and extended studio sessions.
— Go computer-free with mode-switching on your BLOCK M – change between Single Channel, or MPE, and other modes once activated in Dashboard.
— Switch between your saved Equator2 or ROLI Studio presets by holding the side button and pressing the octave left and right buttons.
— Select your own ROLI Soundpacks to get you started with MPE.

Presets used:
SWAM: Cello
SWAM: Viola
Equator2: Aerial Saw Lead
Equator2: City Decay Bass
Equator2: Electric Tube Violin
Equator2: Brass Staccato
Equator2: Vintage Power Lead
Equator2: Tears in Rain
Equator2: Underwater Cathedral"

Thursday, October 19, 2023

ROLI - Back To The Future - November 1st

video upload by ROLI

"Coming November 1st, get ready for the reintroduction of the most requested ROLI instrument ever! now upgraded and re-engineered!

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience infinite expression — anywhere.
Availability will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis so sign up below, set your alarms, pack your studio essentials, and get ready to return to the future."

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Terraforming | Extending Soma Lab's Terra with midi

video upload by

"When I started this journey I was looking forward to use the Terra MPE mode as a fancy controller. I made a video, and deleted it later because it didn't meet my expectations compared to dedicated controllers like the Linnstrument and the Seaboard. The old video ended with a lot of speculation and a nice patch with Terra and a modular setup. It wasn't any good. But I could not let it rest either.

It did not use the knob/sensor mappings and I did not check how it would behave as a controller for an MPE PC/VST setup. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't spectacular. Terra uses fixed Midi CC messages, and my VST did not support midi learn. It was another dead end. Yesterday I decided to make a CC mapping for the Endorphin_es Shuttle Control and tried a full modular MIDI to CV route, mapping all Terra's knobs and the ABCD sensors. This turned out to work really well. This video is not intended as a 'how to do it', because I am still working on it. It also requires the right eurorack modules and there are just too many converters/options.

It's been a connectivity nightmare that took way too much time and energy. But now my Shuttle has a preset mapping and I can now start experimenting and exploring. I really enjoyed the music and sounds that emerged along the ride. The footage I used is from Iceland."

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